May 20, 2013
Security Ministry intervenes Gendarmerie's Judicial Affairs Department
The Security Ministry intervened Gendarmerie's Department of Judicial Affairs due to "severe deficiencies" found in the application of the officers' "wage demands."
Likewise, Security Minister Nilda Garré ordered the sanction and suspension of those officers responsible for the deficiencies, stated a communiqué.
In order to achieve the intervention, a committee formed by the Judicial branches, Public Ministries and Legislatures secretary Cristina Caamaño, Security Policies under-secretary Darío Ruiz and Judicial Affairs under-secretary Esteban Rosa Alves, entered the Centinela building - Gendarmerie's headquarters - and closed the judicial area to preserve documents.
The audit showed "irregularities in the process of judicial measures regarding wage claims," the resolution stated.
It also stated that the Security Ministry will now be in charge of this area.